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A weekly digest of the big stories around the Jewish world, through a Jewish Journalist lens.

    79. Without Roe v Wade...Again (with Rabbi Hara Person)

    79. Without Roe v Wade...Again (with Rabbi Hara Person)

    This week: The Supreme Court unveiled a ruling right before Shabbat overturning the federal abortion protections guaranteed in Roe v Wade. To talk about the Jewish perspective on abortion, why abortion is essential to health care, and what rabbis do after this ruling, I speak with Rabbi Hara Person, the chief executive of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, or the CCAR, which is the Reform movement’s rabbinical association.

    Apologies for the late upload -- I've been sick the past few days and am not at 100%. More episodes about this ruling are on their way.

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    Jewish world response: https://www.jta.org/2022/06/24/united-states/after-shabbat-we-will-act-american-jews-gear-up-for-wave-of-post-roe-activism

    https://tcjewfolk.com/local-national-jewish-organizations-speak-out-on-abortion-decision/

    Gen Parker: https://tcjewfolk.com/grounded-in-strength-we-are-a-force/

    Global response: https://apnews.com/article/abortion-us-supreme-court-politics-health-puerto-rico-37f1bf1b6ee02cceb33d5d456335e812?taid=62b6330c26cb51000187e895

    Overview of the Supreme Court ruling: https://www.scotusblog.com/2022/06/supreme-court-overturns-constitutional-right-to-abortion/

    Tech/internet privacy guide to abortion: https://gizmodo.com/how-to-get-an-abortion-keep-personal-information-safe-1848874362

    Justices: https://www.npr.org/2022/05/03/1096108319/roe-v-wade-alito-conservative-justices-confirmation-hearings

    Minnesota background: https://tcjewfolk.com/judaisms-presence-in-minnesotas-abortion-rights-fight/

    Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u1gayfK18XkbGvXJMKsnEEQDCXKvcF6MsFGAUu0DA7Q/edit?usp=sharing

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    78. Enough B******t On Guns

    78. Enough B******t On Guns

    This week: Uvalde is only the second-worst elementary school shooting in the U.S. That's sick to say, but it's true. So I let loose with my anger over this country's gun problem, how Republican politicians stop any effort to fix it, and what it will take for something to change.

    Like the rest of my generation, I grew up in the shadow of gun violence, and I've only gotten angrier seeing how little Republican politicians care about the lives being lost. This country deserves better -- and we've got the facts to back that up.

    What the AR-15 rifle did to children in Uvalde: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCwwoHRTIMk

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    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-science-is-clear-gun-control-saves-lives/

    In 2017, 144 police officers died in the line of duty. The same year, 2,462 school-age kids were killed with firearms. https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(19)30176-7/fulltext

    Research on who school shooters are, and their suicidal tendencies: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2776515

    Up to 60% of gun violence is suicide: https://tcjewfolk.com/jewish-panel-does-reality-check-on-guns/

    How Uvalde police left kids to die: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/03/us/uvalde-police-response.html

    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/05/john-paul-stevens-court-failed-gun-control/587272/

    Upcoming Supreme Court ruling on NY's gun law: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/11/majority-of-court-appears-dubious-of-new-york-gun-control-law-but-justices-mull-narrow-ruling/

    Twitter thread about how Uvalde school had increased security: https://twitter.com/sarahjeong/status/1529943528146513922?s=20&t=j-bN_UJpUCtEvtDwD6DjAQ

    GOP will continue to disrupt elections: https://twitter.com/BrendanNyhan/status/1532046909564764161?s=20&t=3rIg6r_z_hOVU1ScCpklNg

    Voter suppression: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/impact-voter-suppression-communities-color

    Minnesota Jewish action organizations:
    https://www.jewishcommunityaction.org/
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    77. Behind The Times of Israel (with David Horovitz)

    77. Behind The Times of Israel (with David Horovitz)

    This week: David Horovitz, the Editor in Chief of the Times of Israel, is the JCRC’s featured speaker for its June 12 event in Minneapolis. But before he comes to the Twin Cities, Horovitz is on this podcast to talk Israeli politics, a decade of TOI, and how to report on the Middle East.

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    https://tcjewfolk.com/tired-of-excuses/

    https://tcjewfolk.com/event/jcrc-annual-event/

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-reversal-meretz-mk-to-stay-in-coalition-removing-immediate-election-threat/

    https://edition.cnn.com/2022/05/24/middleeast/shireen-abu-akleh-jenin-killing-investigation-cmd-intl/index.html
    https://apnews.com/article/politics-west-bank-middle-east-israel-8df6c999627efcef2fe0ca2b401e7a2c

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/scenes-from-one-part-of-a-funeral-as-shireen-abu-akleh-is-laid-to-rest-in-jerusalem/
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-wants-to-be-recognized-as-jerusalems-responsible-sovereign-tell-the-cops/

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-BAez8eTHddohTMddxHELx7vcblRic8J5NhXRFgdIvE/edit?usp=sharing

    • 50 min
    76. Sex Party Bintel (with Ginna Green, Lynn Harris, and Chana Pollack)

    76. Sex Party Bintel (with Ginna Green, Lynn Harris, and Chana Pollack)

    This week: The second season of the A Bintel Brief podcast, a revival of the classic advice column from The Forward, is upon us. So I talk with hosts Ginna and Lynn, and Chana, the Forward’s archivist, about the importance of Jewish advice, the history of A Bintel Brief, and, bare with me, sex party rabbi.

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    https://www.facinghistory.org/sites/default/files/Bintel_Brief.pdf
    https://forward.com/a-bintel-brief-podcast/

    https://forward.com/
    https://twitter.com/ForwardGuild

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yOtjFRqPduurs0d25IXTBJiLyLqiWFUoezibNlZ8N7Q/edit?usp=sharing

    • 48 min
    75. AIPAC And Insurrection Republicans

    75. AIPAC And Insurrection Republicans

    This week: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, one of the most influential pro-Israel lobbying groups, is directly fundraising for politicians. Some of those politicians are Republicans who undermined U.S. democracy on January 6, 2021. Let’s talk about why this is happening, and what it says about pro-Israel advocacy.

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    Stephen Colbert on PACs: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaLLrj_c6sYVixyauHoIpSXtX8Ftqy91G

    https://jewishinsider.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/17214409/AIPAC-Letter-With-Watermark.pdf
    https://www.jta.org/2022/04/21/politics/aipacs-new-pac-is-now-the-countrys-biggest-pro-israel-pac-and-endorses-3-4-of-republicans-who-embraced-election-falsehoods

    https://www.jewishexponent.com/2022/03/31/aipacs-defense-of-extremist-candidates-is-indefensible/
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/sad-mistake-ex-adl-chief-pans-aipac-endorsement-of-gop-lawmakers-who-refused-to-certify-2020-election/

    https://main.knesset.gov.il/en/About/Pages/Declaration.aspx

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xps3DjZBUmha-o1NzZooQkoTugB_Bb4UZm-tkRVg5RY/edit?usp=sharing

    • 15 min
    74. Passover Economics and Unsettled Israel

    74. Passover Economics and Unsettled Israel

    This week, let’s take a quick look at some Passover-related news just in time for the start of the holiday, as well as an update on Deborah Lipstadt’s Senate confirmation. Then we need to talk about Israel, as a drastic increase in terrorism, and new government instability, leaves many Jews shaken.

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    https://www.jta.org/2022/04/07/food/cant-find-poultry-for-passover-the-kosher-chicken-shortage-explained
    https://www.jta.org/2022/03/30/global/war-in-ukraine-pits-a-crunch-on-matzah-prices
    https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2021/09/pandemic-supply-chain-nightmare-slow-shipping/620147/

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/why-lone-wolves-behind-latest-terror-spree-pose-such-a-challenge-to-israeli-intel/
    https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/politics-and-diplomacy/article-703791
    https://tcjewfolk.com/toa-vandalism-details-emerge-as-two-suspects-sought/

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PVT_84cE_5qK60hWxJOsf4nnXNeIxWNQSurOPK7g6GQ/edit?usp=sharing

    • 16 min

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